Is the humidity in the hall just right? Are there enough hotel rooms nearby to hold the hordes of campaign staffers and journalists? Will the candidates’ dressing rooms be big enough?
Landing a presidential debate requires painstaking adherence to a lengthy checklist, not to mention millions of dollars. Colleges and universities big and small have held the grand events over the years, and Lynn University is the latest small liberal arts school to play host. Officials say what set them apart wasn’t name recognition, but a willingness to transform campus life to pull it off.